PITX genes

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A family of genes (PTX1–3) that encode paired-like class homeodomain transcription factors expressed in normal pituitary and aberrently expressed in various pituitary adenomas. PITX2 (solurshin) mutations are associated with Rieger's syndrome, PITX3 mutations with various eye abnormalities such as autosomal dominant posterior polar cataract-4.

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